Kendrick Lamar Makes History, Wins Pulitzer Prize For Music For "DAMN"

Donald Trump denies claims of Russian interference

The news was announced tonight as the Pulitzer team unveiled their latest raft of recipients. In newsrooms like The Times and The Washington Post, the Pulitzers are considered the pinnacle of achievement.

The Press-Democrat in Santa Rosa, California, for coverage of devastating wildfires.

International Reporting: Claire Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters.

GQ received the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for a profile of Dylann Roof, who shot and killed nine people at a SC church in 2015.

Commentary: John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, Ala.

The Pulitzer Prizes recognize the best journalism of 2017 in newspapers, magazines and websites.

Dominick was recognized for her series of editorials covering the state of Iowa health care, including the negative effects Medicaid privatization has had on the state's low-income residents and care providers.

The New York Times received the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning.

Breaking News Photography: Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress.

"For shocking photos that expose the world to the violence Rohingya refugees face in fleeing Myanmar".

Lamar, 30, won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album DAMN. and was also the first music victor in the 100-year history of the Pulitzers to come from outside of the world of classical or jazz. As such, stories about them dominated this year's Pulitzer Prizes.

Explanatory Reporting: Jointly awarded to the staffs of the Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network.

His music, with songs like "Alright" and "The Blacker the Berry", have become anthems in the wake of high-profile police shootings of minorities as the conversation about race relations dominates news headlines.

Each year, judges narrow down the nominees in 14 journalism categories and 7 arts categories.

Last year, the Daily News, along with ProPublica, won in the coveted public service category for "uncovering, primarily through the work of reporter Sarah Ryley, widespread abuse of eviction rules by the police to oust hundreds of people, a lot of them poor minorities".

A string of stories in The Times and The Washington Post shined a light on Russian interference in the presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign and transition - ties now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein dominated the news cycle, and the Pulitzers.

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